Dengue larvae removed from 8,036 sites

Various teams were constituted, assigned tasks for checking warehouses, junkyards to eliminate dengue breeding sites


APP October 14, 2020
PHOTO: REUTERS

FAISALABAD:

The surveillance teams of the Environment Protection Department (EPD) removed the dengue larvae from 8,036 sites during the last three months in the district.

Deputy Director Environment Farhat Abbas said the environment protection department had launched a vigorous campaign against dengue on July 18.

He said various teams were constituted and assigned tasks for checking of warehouses, junkyards, tyre shops, cemeteries, plantlet nurseries, commercial plazas, petrol pumps, service stations to ensure complete elimination of dengue breeding sites.

He said the teams during surveillance checked 1,052 warehouse and 1,096 service stations during the last three months and detected dengue larvae at 8,036 sites and destroyed it.

He said the teams also issued warning notices to 137,630 people as they were causing for providing a suitable environment for dengue breeding. Cases have also got registered against six persons who created hindrance in the official work of surveillance teams during this period, he added.

Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Ali said that preventive measures had been intensified because the current season was very conducive for growth and spread of dengue larvae.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 14th, 2020.

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